Tentacles stretching from Austin
Giant Squid is still a Sacramento band. Sure, its members may have moved to Austin, Texas, last year after getting signed by The End Records, but the Squid cut its teeth (beak?) playing the Sacramento club circuit. Brainchild of husband and wife guitarists Aaron and Aurielle Gregory, Giant Squid caught the attention of its unsuspecting label with a self-released first album, Metridium Fields. The band’s label will reissue the album in a special digipak on August 22. Until then, Giant Squid live shows are the next best thing. See the band on Friday with Stolen Babies and Bridges at the Blue Lamp, located at 1400 Alhambra Boulevard. The 21-and-over show starts at 9:30 p.m., and admission is $7. Visit www.bluelamp.com for more info.